Ingrown Toenails are a particularly painful condition. Certainly these are best treated by a podiatrist. Ingrown toenails occur because the toenail cuts into skin. Additionally, this wound can then potentially cause an infection.
Thankfully, our foot doctors at Southern Cross Podiatry can help those in Frankston and Langwarrin. Come talk to us or give is a call if you need an ingrown toenail removal or surgery. We have the qualified professionals to ensure you are given the appropriate treatment.
Signs That You Need to Get an Ingrown Toenail Removal
Ingrown toenails are usually quite noticeable. Generally, we diagnose ingrown toenails by:
- Extreme pain (even bed sheets will cause pain)
- Bright red glossy skin
- Pus or bleeding
- Sometimes a bad smell.
There are many different reasons someone might have an ingrown toenail: incorrect nail cutting technique is the most common reason, but also shoes that don’t fit right, toe nail shape can also cause ingrown toenails, or sometimes even injuring your toes can cause an ingrown toenail to happen.
Antibiotics are often required. However, if you do not remove ingrown toenail the infection may return. Southern Cross Podiatry recommends having us treat your ingrown toenail. Sometimes, treating these yourself may make it worse.
Our podiatrists can often remove the nail spike within a normal consult. If your Ingrown toenail is too bad though, it may need a basic nail surgery. Southern Cross Podiatry regularly performs these surgeries, and our team can talk you through the operation before you decide to go ahead.
Southern Cross Podiatry has foot doctors those in Frankston and Langwarrin can depend on.
Contact Southern Cross Podiatry for Ingrown Toenail Surgery
If you feel like you might have an ingrown toenail, get in touch with us at Southern Cross Podiatry to get advice from our podiatrists. We can offer treatments or removals depending on your situation. Call (03) 8759 6477 to make an appointment at our primary clinic, or see our contact us page for our satellite clinic contact details.
Our Primary clinic is located in Frankston and is a short drive away for those in Langwarrin. We also have other clinics in Carrum Downs* and Hastings.
*Carrum and Carrum Downs are different suburbs, just for future reference